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John Norton, Sr

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: London, London, England
Death: November 5, 1709 (81)
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Place of Burial: United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Norton and Ellen Norton (Rowley)
Husband of Dorothea Norton; Elizabeth Norton and Elizabeth Norton
Father of Hannah North; Dorothy Dickerson; John Norton; Elizabeth Plumb; Felix Norton and 2 others
Brother of John Norton; Robert Norton; Dorothy Norton, Twin; ellen norton cheyney; George Norton, of Wenham and 6 others
Half brother of John Norton

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About John Norton, Sr

Married three times: (1) Dorothy ____, died January 24, 1652 in Branford; (2) Elizabeth ____, died Nov. 6, 1657 in Branford. Last name may have been Watts/Hubbard/Allen according to Torrey's Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700; (3) Elizabeth Clark, died 1702 in Farmington.

Children with first wife (Dorothy):

  • Elizabeth, born c. 1645. Married John Plumb of Milford on Nov 24, 1668.
  • Hannah, born c. 1646/7. Married Samuel North of Farmington on Jan 3, 1666.
  • Dorothy, born March 1, 1649. Married Dickenson.
  • John, born March 24, 1651

Children with second wife (Elizabeth LNU):

  • John, born October 14, 1657 or "Felix" according to Some descendants of of John Norton of Branford, 1622-1709

Children with third wife (Elizabeth Clark):

  • Samuel, born May 13, 1659
  • Thomas, born 1660, Married Hannah Rose on Jan 7, 1700.


John Norton, third son of Richard and Ellen Rowley Norton, was one of the first settlers of Branford, Mass., and moved to Farmington, CT in 1659. According to this source his ancestry has been traced to Alfred the Great and Henry I of France. No source was listed.

JOHN NORTON was the founder of the family in Farmington. His name first appears on the records of the town of Branford, among the earliest recorded acts of the proprietors, July 7, 1646. There is reason to suppose, that he was among that portion of the settlers of Branford, who removed from Wethersfield in 1644. His earlier history and origin is unknown. In 1659 he is said to have removed to Hartford. He came to Farmington; and united with the church there in 1661.(*) His name appears in the list of freemen in 1669; and also among the "eighty-four proprietors" of Farmington in 1672.(+) His house-lot was between the houses of the late Seth Lewis and John North.?? He died in 1711. His wife was a sister of John Clark. They had five children: Hannah, born 1649; married Samuel North in 1666. Dorothy, born 1651. John, born 1653; see below. Samuel, born 1659; died the same year. Thomas, born 1660; married Hannah Rose.

The following entries in the early records of the church in Farmington, as kept by the Rev. Samuel Hooker, second pastor of the church, confirm most of the above dates. They occur under the head of "Births and Baptisms."

  • "John Norton joined to our church in October, 1661.
  • "Hannah Norton, daughter of John Norton, aged about twelve, baptized here immediately after her father joining, above mentioned.
  • "Dorothy Norton, daughter of John Norton, aged about ten, was baptized at the same time.
  • "John Norton, aged about eight years, was baptized at the same time.
  • "Thomas Norton, son of John Norton, aged about thirteen months, was baptized at the same time."
  • The Reverend John Norton settled in Boston 1635 and it was he who gave the land on which the Old South Church in Boston now stands.
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John Norton, Sr's Timeline

May 8, 1619
London, Middlesex, England
May 8, 1619
London, Middlesex, England
June 5, 1628
London, London, England
June 5, 1628
Saint Michael, Cornhill, London, England
June 5, 1628
Saint Michael, Cornhill, London, England
June 5, 1628
Saint Michael, Cornhill, London, Eng
January 1647
Age 18
Branford, New Haven Colony
March 1, 1649
Age 20
Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
May 24, 1651
Age 22
Branford, New Haven Colony